Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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3.19/5 rDev -14.5%
Poured chilled in double-walled insulated glass.
A: caramelized dark amber, relatively clear; thin-to-no head; good carbonation; promising lacing
S: very up-front malt, well toasted, alcohol noticeable; promising as far as a scottish ale goes
T: complex, well-spiced ale; closer, in fact, to a winter warmer than to a scottish ale; spicing includes nutmeg, mulled wine; somewhat mean after bite
M: viscous, thick
A bit of a disappointment, mainly because it seems off the category I was expecting
12-20-2013 17:43:12 | More by Arithmeticus
3.58/5 rDev -4%
A: Pours a clear, reddish copper color. Only about 1/2 finger of off-white head, but what there is stays around for a moderate amount of time. Carbonation sticks to the sides of the glass.
S: A hefty punch of crystal malts starts off the aroma. Complemented by toffee, burnt sugar, and a decent amount of alcohol. Not amazingly complex or vibrant, but a good solid aroma.
T: The flavor shines a bit more than the aroma. Lots of malts, caramel, alcoholic phenols and a nice pepperiness, a slight hop bitterness on the finish. I actually think they they overdid it a bit with the alcohol, to me it largely overpowers the more subtle flavors of the brew.
M: A rather toothsome brew. moderate carbonation, but feels almost chewy in the mouth, and coats the mouth quite effectively.
O: This is a nice beer for a winter night. Doing a full review now, I notice the flaws in the beer a bit more. That being said, this is the last beer of the 2nd 6-pack that I picked up. It's a solid beer, works just as well out of the bottle as out of the glass, and it'll warm you up.
12-16-2013 22:53:28 | More by DaveBlack
Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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